Huge fan of both Earthwatch and the RGS, sorry I missed the talk s this year (owing to my being in Georgia)m, but very much looking forward to taking the kids from project here on Earthwatch expeditions from JUly onwards (funds allowing).
I have a fantastic job at Earthwatch, and I’m going to tell you about a day-in-the-life of me and my team, specifically from our lecture last week at the Royal Geographical Society in London. There are lots of Earthwatchers who do great work for this incredible organisation, and I thought you’d find it fun to see what it takes to put on a remarkable event.
History of the Earthwatch Lecture Series
Earthwatch has been holding public lectures since it all began – 41 years ago. More than a decade ago, Earthwatch hosted a series of “Travellers Tales” at the Royal Geographical Society, which gave the opportunity for volunteers to tell audiences about their experiences on Earthwatch projects all over the world. These were very popular, so much so, that it was decided to crank it up a level and invite the scientists running the projects (i.e., Principal Investigators, known…
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